From making bread and new friends to getting a leg up for your small business, here’s 10 things to around Hume and Whittlesea

Breaking bread

Make, bake and break bread with Whittlesea people of diverse cultures. Learn the historical significance and cultural importance of this most basic of basics. August 29, noon-5pm, at Mernda Village community activity centre, Mernda.

9217 2174

Kilmore race day

Support Northern Health’s emergency department at Kilmore Race Day on September 12.

■ Josie, 8405 8026 or


Pruning workshop

Learn the why, when and how of pruning on Saturday, August 15, 10am-noon at Homestead Community and Learning Centre community garden, 30 Whiltshire Drive, Roxburgh Park.

■ Bookings: Click here


Leg-up for small business

Get advice and support, and learn about government grants, at Hume’s business seminar for entrepreneurs, new business start-ups and small to medium enterprises. Hume Global Learning Centre, Broadmeadows, August 19, 8.30am.

■ Click here for more details


Life-work balance for women

This seminar provides insights, takeaway tools and simple but effective tips to help balance work and life. August 19, 9.30-11.30am, at Laurimar Community Activity Centre, Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen.

9217 2278

Plant native wildflowers

Friends of Upper Moonee Ponds Creek meet Sunday, August 23, 12.30pm-3pm at The Tarnuk, end of Wright Street, Westmeadows, to continue planting
of native wildflowers amidst the indigenous grasslands. Devonshire tea to follow.

Bookings: Click here 

Restore Malcolm Creek

Friends of Malcolm Creek and Grasslands will be planting reeds and grasses under ancient river red gums on Sunday, August 30, 10am-12.30pm, Elsternwick Way, Craigieburn. Free BBQ lunch.

Bookings: Click here 

Whittlesea watching

Neighbourhood Watch needs new Whittlesea members for community events, creating awareness around crime prevention and working with Victoria Police alongside other like-minded volunteers.

Scouts eye Epping North

A steering group is needed to set up a new Scout troop at Epping North.